Discovery Museum Speaker Series 2021 Featuring Varshini Prakash

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Thursday September 23

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Join the conversation at the Discovery Museum 2021 Speaker Series featuring

Varshini Prakash

Founder of The Sunrise Movement

Youth Voices in Climate Change

Moderated by Miriam Wasser, Reporter for WBUR’s Environmental Desk

Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Presented virtually via Zoom webinar

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Varshini Prakash is the Executive Director and co-founder of Sunrise, a movement of young people working to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process through the Green New Deal. Varshini has been a leading voice for young Americans, including when she helped lead a mass demonstration for the Green New Deal with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that went viral and put the climate crisis at the top of the political agenda for the 2020 elections. Varshini's work has been featured in the New York Times, MSNBC, The New Yorker, BBC, The Washington Post and more. In 2019, she was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for law and policy, and TIME 100 Next, a new list of rising stars who are shaping politics, popular culture, science, and more. Varshini currently lives in Boston, MA. 

Miriam Wasser is a reporter for WBUR's environmental desk. Before coming to WBUR, she was a staff writer for the Phoenix New Times in Arizona. Her work has also appeared in Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Narratively, DigBoston and The Big Roundtable. Miriam holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a BA in government and international relations from Connecticut College.

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